All the horses and ponies are well and have been enjoying this lovely sunny warm weather that we’ve had over the past few days and all very welcome!
This week, sanctuary was given to a lovely pony called Bumblebee who had been on the waiting list for a long time. Bumblebee is 23 years old welsh pony, chestnut in colour and in her time has given birth to 16 foals! Her loving owner is emigrating to Canada and had been trying to find a good home for Bumblebee, but due to her age and that she had never been broken-in, there was no interest in her. Fortunately, Bumblebee will now spend her life at Pablos.This week also saw the visit of some of the members of Croxton Lodge in Melton Mowbray, a Mental Health Hospital which supports people who need extra care and support; people with a learning disability who have complex needs; people who feel very stressed or unhappy because of mental health problems; people with Autism and people who have had an accident or illness that damaged their brain. After an enjoyable visit on Wednesday, where help was given with the poo-picking of the fields and plenty of grooming of the ponies (Minty in the photo), it is hoped that they can come down on a Monday as well.
Look out for the next quarterly newsletter! So all those who generously give a monthly gift on standing order scheme, or those who sponsor a horse or pony should start looking out for the postman next week for their newsletter. If anyone would like to help by giving a monthly gift of £2 or £3 per month, it would be really appreciated. All these amounts do make a hugh difference to help to keep the sanctuary running. Just download for the form on “How you can help” tab.Our volunteer Wendy took the New and Nearly New Equine stall to Soar Valley Riding club on Sunday which raised a fantastic £176.00. A huge thank you to Emma and all of the committee and members for their continued support. Next week Wendy will be taking the stall to Hosefest (at Hose) on Saturday 6th, and weather permitting at the RLRC at Brooksby on Sunday 7th, then the following Sunday at Buckminster & Sewstern show on 14th July.
Volunteer John will be holding a fundraising stall for Pablos at Melton Country show next week, so if you are there please pop over and say hello.
Have a good week.